Congrats to the BURNING ANGEL crew for their accomplishments this past year.
Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY/January 12, 2011 –Joanna Angel, founder of BuningAngel.com, completed an amazing week in Las Vegas by taking home three AVN Awards at the 2011 AVN Awards Show. The awards were announced Saturday night at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Best Porn Star Web Site
- Best Web Premiere – “Dong of the Dead” (BurningAngel.com)
- Best Solo Sex Scene – Joanna Angel “Rebel Girl” (BurningAngel/Vouyer)
“I am honored to have won these awards,” says Joanna. “I am incredibly shocked that we won
three awards. This is a new record for BurningAngel! I am thrilled to have received awards in both web and DVD categories. It’s a sure sign that all aspects of the company are getting stronger. I can’t wait to give my fans even more in 2011 – it’s going to be a great year.”
Things over at the B9HQ have been busy this winter and we are proud and excited to announce the release of the NYHC legends UNDERDOG discography titled “Matchless”. Set to hit stores on May 18th, 2010, this comprehensive release will include both The Vanishing Point and the Demos on CD / double LP. Bassist Russ Iglay said, “This release has been a long time coming. We’re glad that it’s going to see the light of day this Spring on Bridge Nine and we can’t wait to get out there and play more shows this year!” Buzz has been re-building around the band since their performance at last year’s Burning Fight show in Chicago – expect to see UNDERDOG on the road this summer in support of this release.
(photo courtesy of Autumn Spadar)
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by Steven DiLodovico – [via - Philadelphia Indie Music Examiner]
For over 20 years the band that was once known as Raw Deal (and is still thought of by many people by that same name) has been a mainstay of traditional New York Hardcore. Raw Deal was another branch on the living tree that was the Sunday matinee set of CBGB’s mid-80’s Hardcore heyday. Born from trace remnants of such seminal Hardcore bands as Breakdown and Token Entry, Raw Deal (who were forced to change their name due to legal conflicts) became Killing Time and set about blazing a trail of legend armed with an undisputed classic of a demo and a reputation for incendiary live shows. In 1989 Killing Time released its debut album Brightside and was at the forefront of a vibrant and vital scene of youth culture. By the time the 90s rolled around Killing Time was at a crossroads: at the intersection of “real life” and “responsibility” the members took different turns and went about the business of growing up. Singer Anthony Comunale went into the financial sector; drummer Anthony Drago became a police officer. Music was never far from their thoughts, though. Eventually they came back together a few times over the years to record and tour but in a lot of ways the scene which they loved and helped pioneer was just not the same. Violence, politics and trend-jumping fans had fractured what was once a very tight community. Still, it never deterred the boys from coming back to their first love: music.
You say your friends don’t like Sonic Youth? Did Ellen Page’s flippant comment about them in Juno turn them away? Well The Eternal might just be the album to win them over. They may have a reputation for being ultra-hip noisemakers but “Sacred Trickster,” the album’s opening track, is about as accessible a song as you’ll get from Sonic Youth. It aint no Top 40 hit but by golly it’s a pop song (kinda).
The straight up rockers will surely draw in any fan of alternative rock music and then the magic of Sonic Youth will reveal itself. From their instrumental explorations to their concise bursts of aggression, this album has everything you’ve come to expect and maybe more.
In January, the New York Dolls arrived in Hawaii to record their new album, “‘Cause I Sez So” (Atco), with producer Todd Rundgren. The producer, who has a setup on the island of Kauai, assured the band that the weather would be beautiful.
“It rained every day,” said guitarist and singer David Johansen in Atlanta’s Center Stage theater Friday, where the band was scheduled to play later that day.
“It rained just enough to disrupt our recording plans,” added guitarist Steve Conte. “Todd has this house with one wall open to the elements, and I said, ‘What happens when it rains, Todd?’ and he said, ‘It never rains here.’ Well, the next day, all our gear got soaked, so we had to move to another house.”
“Toecutter! Oh, my God, I have Toecutter!”
JJ Gonson is sifting through piles of photo negatives when she comes across the stash of long-forgotten shots of a long-forgotten Boston band. Ecstatic at her discovery, she grabs a magnifying lens and peers in to get a closer look. “And they’re sitting in a pile of Old Milwaukee cans!”
Leading up to “R&R B/W,” her new exhibit at Zuzu of mostly unpublished photographs documenting Boston’s punk and hardcore scenes in the mid- to late-1980s, Gonson had been digging for precisely these kinds of time-capsule treasures. They’re the people and pictures that once dominated and defined her life. Until now, the images had been kept inside a suitcase stored at her parents’ home, untouched and unseen for nearly two decades.